Mariam B. Sticklen
Professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Michigan State University, USA
Professor Sticklens research bridges basic to applied research on addressing the production of industrial biotechnological molecules in cellulosic biomass of feedstock crops for a sustainable biofuel and other biobased economy. She develops and uses bioconfinement methods of genetically engineered feedstock crops to avoid public concerns. She uses safe methods to develop and use genetic modification (GM) technologies that have no or very minimum concerns among the public. Among these, she has developed corn transgenesis system for production GM corn plants which have low-risk or no risk associated with their pollen flow in the field because the gene products are only produced in leaves and stalks of plants (not in the pollens, seeds or roots). Mariam Sticklen has a strong passion for teaching.
Serving as a Professor and a leader in international arena, and continuing research, teaching, national and international outreach, and international and institutional governance and other service activities Research emphesis: Crop cellulosic biofuels via oil metabolic engineerig, and recombinant crop bio-based industrial products. Also, producting disease resistant and drought tolerant crops via transcriptome engineering.